Aarhus University (AU)

Professor in Production and lactation physiology in ruminants

Aarhus University (AU)

Tjele, Denmark

The Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, invites highly qualified applicants to apply for a professorship in the area of production and lactation physiology in ruminants.

The position is available from 1 October 2020.

With the professorship in Ruminant Production Physiology, the Department of Animal Science (ANIS) underpins the dedication of being among the top universities in the world with regard to animal science.

The professorship should support the development of nutritional research relating to ruminant animals from cellular to whole-animal level.

With the professorship, ANIS wants to strengthen the academic leadership of this area and to enhance research and innovation nationally as well as internationally. Ensuring high production efficiency, whilst reducing climate impact and improving overall sustainability are key challenges in today’s cattle production systems. This requires quantitative studies to understand how biological processes from cellular to whole-animal level can be affected by nutrition and management. This includes a physiological based focus to identify new functional feed ingredients and establish how they are metabolized and acting in the body.

The professorship should also contribute to the development of relevant ruminant models in relation to nutrition and physiology of healthy and climate-friendly animals.

The professor will be responsible for attracting external funding and be responsible for teaching and supervising students at bachelor, master and PhD levels as well as young researchers and technical staff. Further, the professor will participate in providing research-based consultancy to authorities, secure collaboration and knowledge exchange with the industry and society.

Qualifications
Qualifications for a full professor level at Aarhus University include, for example, a very strong academic background, documented successful grant writing and experience with project management, industrial/public sector collaboration as well as teaching and supervision experience. Criteria for evaluating candidates can be found here.

Department of Animal Science (ANIS)
The mission of ANIS is to perform basic, strategic and applied research and innovation within the department’s core activities: nutrition, health and welfare. The activities make up the science-based foundation of ANIS’ teaching, public sector consultancy and collaboration with business and industry. The successful applicant will be working in the research unit Nutrition but will have responsibilities across ANIS.

Please refer to http://anis.au.dk/en/for further information on The Department of Animal Science, http://anis.au.dk/en/research/research-groups/ for information on the research unit and https://tech.au.dk/en/and http://www.au.dk/en/ for information on Faculty of Technical Sciences and Aarhus University, respectively.

Further information on the position can be obtained from Head of Department Klaus Lønne Ingvartsen, phone +45 8715 7757, email: kli@anis.au.dk and Head of research unit Jan V. Nørgaard, phone +45 8715 7816, email: janvnoergaard@anis.au.dk

Living in Denmark
Please visit the International Centre website (http://www.au.dk/en/internationalcentre/ ) for information on arriving and living in Denmark for both the applicant and his/her family.

Place of work and area of employment
The place of work is Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.
Teaching activities are primarily conducted at AU Campus, 8000 Aarhus.

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range Formalities and salary range
Technical Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Deadline:
10 May 2020

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